History Makers

Hank Aaron
One of Major League Baseball's greatest players.
Maya Angelou
A writer and poet, her work has been recognized throughout the world.
Halle Berry
The first African-American woman to ever win an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Ray Charles
An American pianist, singer, and songwriter who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues.
Aretha Franklin
Known as the 'Queen of Soul', Franklin has mastered the many genres of music, including jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel.
Jimi Hendrix
Was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
Michael Jackson
The greatest pop icon of the 20th century.
Michael Jordan
The most infamous basketball player of all time.
Martin Luther King Jr.
An influential and pivotal leader during the Civil Rights Movement. A national holiday is recognized for his achievements.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
One of the greatest female athletes of all time.
Barack Obama
The current president of the United States of America, and the only African American to ever hold the position.
Rosa Parks
A pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement, Parks was later called the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement" by the U.S. Congress.
Jackie Robinson
The first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era.
Clarence Thomas
The second African American elected to the United States Supreme Court; was named the 106th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1991.
Harriet Tubman
She was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War; her work and efforts saved countless men and women through the Underground Railroad.
Denzel Washington
The second African American man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Stevie Wonder
An African American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. His work is world-renowned.
Tiger Woods
Professional golfer whose achievements rank him among the most successful golfers of all time.
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